Weather Simulation with Computers

January 17, 2017
MWF 10:00-10:50
METR 4323.001


Brian Fiedler


National Weather Center, Room 5720, 120 David L. Boren Blvd, Norman, OK 73072   View map


Spring 2017


Classroom time is 10-10:50 in NWC 5720.
Instructor: Prof. Brian Fiedler,, NWC 5636

No textbook.

The course is about understanding the very inner workings of numerical weather prediction, namely the dynamical core the models the fundamental differential equation of fluid dynamics. More information is at

Here is the deal:

Try to complete the weekly notebook by class time on the due date.
A robust random selector will choose at least one student from the class list to present their completed notebook.
Somehow, I will manage to assign a numerical grade to everybody else too, by late Monday evening. Sometimes this happens by a student showing me their notebook personally. Late notebooks will somehow be accepted, with a depreciating scale.

There will be a Final Exam, counting for 30% of the grade, on Monday May 8, from 8am until 10am. The exam will be a pencil-and-paper thing, covering the standard derivations found in the notebooks. It shouldn’t be too traumatic. A study guide will be formalized as the semester progresses.

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